Young, John


Imagining the Source: The Interplay of Realism and Abstraction in Electroacoustic Music

Contemporary Music Review: A Poetry of Reality, Vol. 15, No. 1-2. London: Harwood Academic Publishers: 73-93.

Language(s): English


Composed Space Sound Transformation Analysis Listening Experience Causality Source Recognition Electroacoustic Music


The author studies the virtual and surreal sound world of electroacoustic music. The composers create their sound worlds by:
- combining recognisable sounds which do not coexist in reality
- mixing recognisable sounds and synthetic sounds He analyses several works by Wishart, Smalley, Dhomont, Cousins, Parmegiani, and Lejeune.

All references of the same author:


Young, John (1994). The Extended Environment
Young, John (2000). Letting the Ordinary Shine Through: British Acousmatic Music
Young, John (2002a). The Interaction of Sound Identities in Electroacoustic Music
Young, John (2002b). Sju ... Who?
Young, John (2004). Sound Morphology and the Articulation of Structure in Electroacoustic Music
YOUNG, John (2007). Reflections on sound image design in electroacoustic music